The LeMieux Center’s Annual Speaker Series Event

Mike Pompeo, Seventieth Secretary of State and former CIA Director, spoke on February 1st, 2022, at the LeMieux Center’s annual speaker series event.

He discussed brokering Middle East peace, a secret trip to North Korea and the ongoing challenges posed by China and Russia. The crowd cheered when Pompeo, addressing relations in the Middle East, said the U.S. has a great partner in Israel and will defend Israel however it can. Pompeo touted the success of the Abraham Accords, a joint agreement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to normalize relations between the Middle Eastern nations. Prior to his public remarks, Pompeo spoke with a group of high-achieving students selected to participate in a Q&A session. He began by encouraging them to stay focused on their values and not fear hard work. They have a responsibility, he said, to use their privilege to give back to others, whether in inner-city West Palm Beach or sub-Saharan Africa.

LeMieux Center Interview – Mike Pompeo

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